So, I think having concrete goals, and announcing them to the world, would help. If I just keep them to myself, then I can pretend that they don’t exist, or make excuses for why I don’t meet them. That’s much harder when other people, even if only theoretically, have read and know about your goals.
Not that I have many for the next few months. Writing is a slow process, I think, even when you write as fast as I can. Goals are still measured in months for new content.
- Finish Current WIP – The end of February looks like just the right time for this goal. Two months to write a novel, a rough first draft of one anyhow, should be more than enough (for me). I can write quickly and maintain the pace, it’s just a matter of actually doing so.
- Write a few short stories – Five seems like a good number. Why? Just because. Writing short stories can be a good diversion, if they stay short. And they had better.
- Read through NaNo work – This is a beginning of March activity. It will have been three months since I wrote it, which isn’t long, but since I will have written another novel in between, I think it’s okay. Light editing okay, but nothing that takes long.
- Find a beta reader – For what story? Good question. I don’t know yet. Either work going into editing or my one getting written.
So yes, goals. Now to work towards them. It’s been a slow start this month. I’m only 10k into SS1 (though I’ve had to work OT and got sick, still, I can do better). So MOAR WORDS.